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 This is the website of the Repton Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan.  Here you'll find information about:

 What the plan is
 Who is involved
 How to get in touch
 What is the project plan and what is our progress towards our goal
 Surveys
 Useful links

See below the table of consultation documents for an explanation of the neighbourhood development plan and the process used in its creation.  Click on this button for a brief introduction: Launch Meeting Presentation

Latest Status

The Neighbourhood Development Plan has now completed the last stage of local (Parish) public consultation.  The plan was required to undergo a period of at least 6 weeks of consultation where members of the public and interested parties are invited to comment on the version known as the Pre-Submission Draft.  Following this, the responses have been collated and reviewed.  The plan has been revised in line with compelling arguements made during the consultation (changes have been limited).  The plan is now formally submitted, first to South Derbyshire District Council (the local planning authority), then to an independent examiner.  If the examiner judges the plan to be 'sound', it will then proceed to a public referendum.  Click on the link below to see the Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Submission NDP - Click Here

 

In the process of producing the Neighbourhood Development Plan a great deal of research and consultation has taken place.  All documents in this process have been give a unique number; a Consultation Evidence File (CEF) number.  The plan itself is number one.  The link below is to the table that lists the documents.

CEF Documents - Click Here

 

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A Neighbourhood Development Plan is a way a community can help guide the development of where they live.  It is a statutory document which, if formally adopted through an examination and referendum process, has to be considered when considering new development.  It gives the community a say in how they would like the parish to change.

Who is involved

                                                                                               We need your help!

Ideally the whole community is involved.  That means all the residents of the parish of Repton, including the villages of Repton and Milton.  The plan is formally produced by the Parish Council, who have formed a steering committee.  The next level is the working group, who will actually do most of the activity.  After that comes all the residents and other interested parties, such as businesses.  The working group will be aiming to get as much input as possible from everyone who lives in the parish.

The Neighbourhood Plan and Developments in Repton and Milton - Background

Developments in Repton and Milton should be controlled by the South Derbyshire District Council (SDDC) Local plan but at the present it is exists as an adopted Part 1 and a draft Part 2 which has not yet been formally adopted (adoption expected in mid 2017).  The Local Plan Part 1 contains provision for 100 houses in the Longlands area of Repton but more are proposed in Part 2.

Currently three developments in this area have been approved.  Trent and Dove Housing Association have built 33 houses with 24 being “social” off Milton Road and Miller Homes have approval for 40 homes off Longlands.  Hallam Land Management have been granted permission for 76 homes off Mount pleasant Road linking with the Miller Homes development off Longlands and although part of the site is outside the draft Local Plan Part 1 area for housing development this was approved, on the Planning Committee Chairman’s casting vote. The developer arguing that as the local plan had not been formally adopted and as SDDC has not identified sufficient development land there was a presumption for development.

A further proposal by the Church Commissioners for another 52 houses adjacent to Springfield House on Milton Road, again outside the draft Local Plan area, has now been withdrawn.  Without this proposal, 148 new houses will be constructed in Repton Village when only 100 are required by the adopted Local Plan.

A Neighbourhood Plan, when approved by a local referendum and an independent inspector, has the same legal standing as the adopted Local Plan it supports and any developments are constrained by both documents. The Village Design Statement produced in 2005 did not have this standing and is only advisory for both the developers and SDDC planners. 

The Repton Neighbourhood Plan will add specific policies for Repton, (not just housing and design but also aspects like open spaces, transport, education, leisure and the community, the local economy and the environment) to the more general SDDC Local Plan policies. The Neighbourhood Plan must reflect the considered interests of Repton residents through a wide engagement and review process culminating in a formal referendum run by SDDC.

How to get in touch

Use the CONTACT US button at the top of the page to see email and phone details of the steering committee and working group.

What is the project plan 

Use the PROGRESSS button at the top of the page to see the timescales and how we are moving closer to our final target

Surveys 

We really need input from as many people as possible.  To help with that we'll be running a survey.  Click on the SURVEYS link at the top of the page to see this.

Useful Links

We are not the first community to try to produce a neighbourhood plan.  There is a huge amount of helpful information on the internet.  Click on the LINKS button at the top of the page to see some of these.

 



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